A Great Santa Cruz Real Estate Agent Can Help You Find the Best Homes for Sale

Posted by Lauren Spencer on Saturday, June 13th, 2009 at 11:13am.

Finding a home may seem like a simple ordeal. There are ads all over the internet, and your local newspaper probably has pages of listings.  So why bother working with a Santa Cruz real estate agent?
Your real agent isn't going to help you just find homes for sale; they're going to help you find the perfect home. So what does a Santa Cruz real estate agent know that you don't know, and how can they find the best homes for sale?

Intimate Knowledge

Finding a Santa Cruz real estate agent who specializes in the area where you want to buy is especially helpful because they have intimate knowledge of the homes for sale. The agent also knows the locale and can give you tips about schools, crime levels, shopping and other necessities.

MLS Searches

While you can view many listings online, your real estate agent will know exactly how to manipulate the MLS to find the most desired features you want in a home.

Negotiation Skills

One of the most important things a good Santa Cruz real estate agent can do for you is negotiating your offer. There is a lot more to finding (and getting) a home than just looking through listings. Your agent will make sure all of the proper procedures are being followed, home inspections and title searches are getting done and time schedules are being met.

Legal Know How

Real estate agents go through hours of special training to ensure they know all the real estate laws. Going it alone makes for ample room to slip up and either negate the deal or end up in hot legal water.

Don't take any chances on letting that prized home get away by missing a legal loophole, or just plain not finding it.  If you're looking for a real estate agent who can find your perfect home and negotiate to get the best price and terms for you, call me today at 831.662.6522 or email me at lauren@laurenspencer.com

 

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About Lauren Spencer

Award-Winning Santa Cruz REALTOR®

Lauren Spencer is your local real estate expert, specializing in Santa Cruz real estate and surrounding communities—this is where she lives, works, and plays too. Let her know your questions about the community and county and she'll be happy to fill you in on all you want to know! Lauren Spencer has consistently been voted best local REALTOR in Santa Cruz and is always happy to offer her advice and expertise. Call her at: 800.226.4717.

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